Tarrytown, New York – (The Hosting News) – January 27, 2009 – Specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, Westcon Group, Inc., has signed an agreement with RedSky Technologies, to distribute two of its high-performance E911 software solutions.
The solutions — E911 Manager and E911 Anywhere — are both now available through Westcon Group North America. In addition, RedSky is participating in Westcon’s ConvergencePoint program.
Rob Sbarra, Vice-President of Cisco Product Sales, Westcon Group North America, remarked, ”With over 14 States requiring E911 solutions for enterprise voice alone, there is a fantastic opportunity for resellers to capitalize on solutions that deliver critical E911 functionality. RedSky’s E911 Manager(TM) has an established track record and as a solution provider, RedSky is in a class by itself when it comes to implementing cross-platform, cross-enterprise E911 solutions for large enterprises.”
RedSky’s flagship product, E911 Manager, is a high performance enterprise-wide server-based E911 solution that works within Avaya, Cisco and Nortel networking environments. Meanwhile, RedSky’s E911 Anywhere Hosted solution, delivers E911 functionality to SMBs through a monthly service plan.
Effective E911 services that help pinpoint a user location are critical to public safety since a caller could be located anywhere. Traditional wireline phones, which are being used at an increasingly diminishing rate, rely on a physical network to determine caller location. RedSky solutions facilitate effective emergency response in these environments as well as in IP-based wired and wireless networks.
Nick Maier, senior vice president, RedSky Technologies, added: ”Our solutions bring high performance, cost-effective E911 protection to every employee connected to an enterprise voice network. We chose to work with Westcon because they are in the best position to help the reseller community succeed in delivering these kinds of advanced solutions. Westcon brings a deep understanding of the technical issues associated with IP networks, as well as well-established training capabilities.”
Ken Apperson, Co-Founder and CVO of Quagga, a Northern California based System Integrator offered, ”As wireless and unified communications technologies continue to replace traditional network infrastructures, more and more services will need to take place in the wireless domain. Westcon and RedSky are bringing us the tools we need to deliver what is arguably the most important of these services: E911.”
Westcon Group, Inc. is a specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity.
RedSky Technologies, Inc. helps organizations of all types capture, manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary to provide effective 9-1-1 emergency response. Hundreds of customers, including 50 Fortune 500 companies, rely on RedSky’s E911 Manager to automate their E911 processes. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, RedSky has partnerships with leading telecommunications and 911 organizations to help shape 9-1-1 policy, and deliver technology solutions for E911.
For more information about Westcon Group, Inc., please visit: www.westcongroup.com.
To learn more about RedSky, please visit: www.redskyE911.com.